On a scale of 1-10: How mentally prepared were you? How confident did you feel before the performance?
Author and Sports Psychologist Jason Selk has spent the last decade preparing elite athletes and executives for big performances. He’s now developed a mental routine that anyone can use to remain poised and confident before a performance.
Exercise provides an unparalleled stimulus, creating an environment in which the brain is ready, willing, and able to learn.” – John Ratey MD
Looking for motivation to exercise in the new year? Stop seeing exercise as means to get a better body, and start seeing it as a tool to build a better brain.
See why in my video summary of ‘Spark’:
(Checklists) not only offer the possibility of verification but also instill a kind of discipline of higher performance.” – Atul Gawande, MD
1-Page PDF Summary of The Checklist Manifesto
The purpose of this book is to help you acquire new skills in record time” – Josh Kaufman
In the book ‘The First 20 Hours,’ author Josh Kaufman explores the art and science of rapid skill acquisition, and test his findings learning 6 new skills: yoga, programming, touch typing, Go, ukulele, and windsurfing.
I’ve condensed his findings to provide you with road map to rapid skill acquisition to help you learn a skill you’ve always wanted to (playing the guitar? speaking a second language?), or a skill that will add value to your career (graphic design? public speaking?).
People who have better control of their attention, emotions, and actions are better off almost any way you look at it. They are happier and healthier. Their relationships are more satisfying and last longer. They make more money and go further in their careers.” – Kellly McGonigal Ph.D.
But author Seth Godin says that is bad advice. Seth says: “Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time.”
So when should you quit, and when should you persist?
The following video will help you answer that question:
1-Page PDF Summary of ‘The Dip’
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Samuel Johnson
In each social exchange, you have the choice to act like a Taker, Matcher or Giver. The reciprocating style that you choose has a significant impact on your long-term career success.
The following video explores which reciprocating style is most successful and how to avoid falling to the bottom of the success ladder.
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Most people have lived in a semistressful experience so consistently, for so long, they don’t know that it could be quite different—that there is another and more positive place from which to engage with their world.” – David Allen, Getting Things Done
An inability to remember all ‘things’ we want to do or need to do but can’t complete in this moment, creates stress.
Without a trusted system to capture, clarify and remind us of our ‘things,’ we are forced to live in a semistressful state all day long…..
1-Page PDF Summary of ‘Getting Things Done’
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Being Busy is a form of laziness, lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.”– Tim Ferriss, The 4 Hour Workweek
1-Page PDF Summary of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’